The Importance of an Extended Warranty on a Heavy Duty Truck

Many new truck buyers assume the need for an extended warranty is not needed when they buy a heavy duty truck. After all, a heavy duty vehicle is built tough and built to last, so any warranty beyond the normal, standard new vehicle warranty is not needed. Right? Not exactly.

If you purchase a heavy duty truck, your plans for that vehicle evidently include more than just typical to-and-from-work driving and a Sunday outing with the family. You intend to work that truck, and the more you work the truck the more likely it is to have a mechanical break down of some sort that could add up to high-dollar repair costs.

A typical manufacturer’s warranty is 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first, and covers a wide range of potential vehicle problems. An extended warranty will keep that coverage going for a longer period of time so you can avoid costly out-of-pocket repairs on your heavy duty truck for well over 3 years and 36,000 miles.

Extended warranties can be purchased for varying time periods and to cover a variety of mechanic services. Read the fine print, ask questions and compare services before purchasing an extended warranty so you will get the right one for your lifestyle in your new heavy duty truck. Ask your dealer for an original Truck Master Warranty.